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Hi I'm Everrett R. Westerman

I was born and raised in Utah, I'm a hunter, motorcycle rider, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the oldest of three children and just graduated from high school. Currently, I'm preparing to serve a mission in California starting August of 2014. I enjoy life most when I'm spending time with my family, especially in the great outdoors. A place where God's presence and beauty are certainly evident. Being a Mormon has always been a key part of who I was.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I've lived the gospel and put it to the test. I have done His will and I know the doctrine is of God (John 7:17). I have felt the peace and comfort of the glorious truths of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, and I have felt His love as I have strove, and continue to strive, to follow His example and commandments. He has lifted me in the midst of trials, strengthened me in my weakness, healed my pains and sorrows, and comforted me when I felt helpless and alone. My Savior has cleansed and healed me of my sins and transgressions, and made me a better man. I know of a surety this gospel is true and that God is our Heavenly Father who loves you, me, and everyone else on the earth.

How I live my faith

Right now, I'm preparing to serve a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This is a two year calling away from home. Other ways I live my faith is through fulfilling a number of callings for various church youth groups, counsels, and committees, and accepting calls to teach and speak in front of the congregation, and spearhead a number of activities. Receiving no temporal or monetary compensation. I also give my time in service whether it be something as simple as holding doors for folks or even doing yard work for someone who is unable to do something, to planning and executing week long youth activities to help them learn and grow.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Everrett R. Westerman
We believe grace is what makes up for our imperfections so we can live with our Heavenly Father again. It is not something that automatically comes into effect, however, it requires us to do everything we can to keep God's commandments. If we strive faithfully to keep the commandments and be righteous throughout our lives, then Christ can come in with grace and declare our efforts sufficient. This makes up for our imperfections and allows us to become perfect and enter God's Kingdom. Show more Show less